Fitness expert, Fitz Koehler M.S.E.S.S., is the innovator behind the widespread implementation of the Morning Mile. In 2010, Fitz fell in love with the idea of letting kids start each day walking or running at school. When introduced to the concept she originally thought “I wish my kids could do that”. And then, as she tells it – her fitness expert instincts kicked in and she quickly changed her thinking to “I really wish ALL kids could do that!” With help from a few schools who already had various styles of running/walking programs in place, Fitz put together a list of best practices and then added some extra touches.
With the mindset that music and rewards played a powerful role in making the Morning Mile successful, she reached out to her first corporate partner, AvMed Health Plans, asking them to fund 43 programs. Inspired by the concept, AvMed immediately agreed, and the first 43 Morning Mile programs were launched within a year. Along with her program guidebook, the online Mileage Master, and endless support from her company, Fitzness International LLC, Fitz has ensured that any and every school can easily reproduce this program with tremendous success.
Fitz has always had a passion for both children and fitness, and The Morning Mile has been the perfect combination of the two. Her mission is to ensure EVERY child in America has the opportunity to start each day off with moderate to vigorous exercise. She’s convinced the Morning Mile is going to be the game changer in our country’s fight against childhood obesity.
Since its inception, almost 200 programs have been implemented throughout the USA, Canada and Japan. With the support of schools, parents, generous individuals and corporate sponsors, the Morning Mile is already making a positive impact on the next generation. If you’re inspired to get involved, please contact the Fitzness International LLC team at Fitzness@aol.com.
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